‘New dawn’ Parliament: Ramaphosa is in control (even when he loses it)

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: @GCISMedia/Twitter

President Cyril Ramaphosa answered questions in Parliament on Tuesday.

Ramaphosa answered questions about corruption, land reform and investment.

He also gave his support for the establishment of a state bank and the overhaul of spy agencies.

The social media highlight of the day came when Ramaphosa told DA chief whip John Steenhuisen to shut up and listen.

I want you to shut up. I really do want you to shut up.

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of RSA

Steenhuizen responded that saying 'shut up' is unparliamentary.

I am prepared to withdraw, but I would like Honourable Steenhuizen to listen because you are touching a very sensitive issue... we are discussing a very important matter that has to do with the lives of poor people.

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of RSA

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed EWN reporter Gaye Davis.

Davis, who was in Parliament on Tuesday, gave a summary of the day’s events.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

It’s the first time I’ve seen the President lose his cool like that!

Gaye Davis, EWN

He’s going to announce a panel of security experts… they are going to… look at the problems in the State Security Agency… Ramaphosa alluded to sensitivities… They’re going to look at the parallel spy agency…

Gaye Davis, EWN

We need foreign direct investment. The economy can’t work without it…

Gaye Davis, EWN

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